Posts by Liangyu Fu

A Deep Dive into Chinese Gazetteers

Photo from University of Pittsburgh website

Our next Deep Dive into Digital and Data Methods for Chinese Studies will take place in Friday, March 12, 2021, from 11 am to noon. The presenter will be Haihui Zhang, Head of the East Asian Library an Chinese Studies Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh.

A New Acquisition: 天経或問 Tenkei wakumon, an early Japanese reprint of a Chinese astronomy text

Woodcut depicting orbits of the earth, the sun, and the moon, with the earth as the center, from 天経或問 (Japanese: Tenkei wakumon; Chinese: Tianjing huowen).  Tōkyō: 1730

The Special Collection Research Center recently acquired an early Japanese astronomy book titled 天経或問 (Japanese: Tenkei wakumon; Chinese: Tianjing huowen:"Questions and Answers on Astronomy"). Printed in 1730 in Tōkyō, it was a republication of a Chinese astronomy work supplemented with Japanese reading marks. Chinese Studies Librarian Liangyu Fu introduces us to this new acquisition.

Pager

Page 1 of 2